Papercraft Prometheus trailer is all kinds of awesome

Jun 10, 2012
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Prometheus director Ridley Scott was particularly proud of the number of physical effects used in the new film rather than CGI, and we've a feeling he'd appreciate the effort that went into this fan-made papercraft trailer too. The handiwork of artist Travis Betz, the trailer - which you can see after the cut - is a scene-for-scene recreation of the official Prometheus promo, only replicated using cut-outs and some low-tech special effects.

The project ended up taking Betz around a month to complete, and is constructed from 100-percent paper. Scott's promotional campaign played a key role in building hype around the mysterious Prometheus project, spawning questions around whether the film was a straight-prequel to Alien or something completely different.

Paper Prometheus Trailer:

That word of mouth enthusiasm prompted other exercises in paper, with fans even going so far as to write up an entire - fake - screenplay mistakenly attributed to the original writers. You can see the original trailer Betz based his work on below:

Original Trailer:

Prometheus opened in US cinemas late last week, and you can find our full review here. Once you've seen the movie, make sure to check out our (spoiler-filled) interview with Ridley Scott along with the star-filled cast.

[via Freshness Mag]


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